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Girls Jr Varsity and Varsity Soccer Teams Kick For The Cure Campaign Continues This Weekend

on October 7, 2015 - 7:02am

Leah Wolfsberg wearing the team pink uniform for breast cancer awareness in the Oct. 3 JV game against La Cueva. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos High School Girls Jr Varsity and Varsity Soccer teams are raising money and awareness for breast cancer through "Kick for the Cure" events.

The teams raised more than $500 last week at home games against Highlands and La Cueva.

They will be collecting money again Saturday:

  • 11 a.m. Soccer: Boys Varsity vs. Capital @ Los Alamos High School – Sullivan Field
  • 1 p.m. Soccer: Girls Varsity vs.

LANL Foundation Education Grants Available

on October 7, 2015 - 5:58am


The LANL Foundation offers Educational Outreach Small Grants to school districts and nonprofits with programs that strengthen teaching and learning.

Grants of up to $1,500 are available monthly to support public schools and nonprofits working in K-12 education in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Nonprofit focus should be on teacher professional development, curriculum enhancement, and support for classroom instruction and student learning.

Farewell, Best Wishes To Anne Laurent; Paul Andrus Named Acting CEDD Director

on October 6, 2015 - 6:18pm
County Manager Harry Burgess
By County Manager Harry Burgess
(Memo to all County employees this afternoon)

As many of you know, CEDD Director Anne Laurent has decided to move on to a new job opportunity in Park City, Utah.

Her last day of work for the County is Friday, Oct. 9 and I would like to offer Anne my thanks on behalf of the County for her hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to County government.

Anne has given Los Alamos County a wonderful seven years of public service!

Los Alamos Public Schools Prepares Care Package For Schools And Community Of Roseburg, Ore.

on October 6, 2015 - 5:51pm
Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

To everyone in the Los Alamos Public Schools,

LAPS is already into the 8th week of school. Based upon conversations with students, staff, and parents, we are off to a great school year. Yeah! 

Your hard work and dedication to students is noted and greatly appreciated.   

Now to the topic of Roseburg, Ore. Many in the district feel a special connection to the people of Roseburg because Gerry and Audrey Washburn recently moved to that community.

High Elevation Restaurant Now Open For Business!

on October 6, 2015 - 5:03pm
Owner Brian Appell stands in front of his new restaurant High Elevation, at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos, which is now open to the community. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, but there may be days where they will be closed due to certain renovation activities. Keep an eye out for the official grand opening announcement. Photo by Chris Clark/
The newly remodeled waiting area inside High Elevation. Photo by Chris Clark/
Folks enjoying lunch today at High ElevationPhoto by Chris Clark/
A beautiful image

Chromium Blotch Grows Slowly Under The Plateau

on October 6, 2015 - 4:57pm

Danny Katzman, LANL water stewardship program manager, discusses proposals for containing the chromium plume in the regional aquifer during a Sept. 29 presentation at Cities of Gold. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/


Los Alamos Daily Post

POJOAQUE PUEBLO – Nearly nine years have gone by since Los Alamos National Laboratory formally reported the presence of a potentially carcinogenic chromium contaminant in the regional aquifer under the lab.

The probable source was soon traced to an era in which hexavalent chromium dissolved in various fluids was commonly used

Kent Pegg: Exercising Seniors

on October 6, 2015 - 4:36pm
Los Alamos
We all know that regular exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy and active. But is it ever too late to start?
And, if you’ve been a regular exerciser, do you need to scale back or eliminate exercise as you age?
The answer to both of these questions is a definite “No!” Both new exercisers and seasoned experts can benefit from regular exercise in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond.
Whatever your age, if you haven’t been exercising, now is the best time to begin.
Today, many people are living well into their nineties.

Los Alamos Retirement Community Announces New Liaison & Marketing Director Cynthia Goldblatt

on October 6, 2015 - 4:34pm
Cynthia Goldblatt
LARC News:
Cynthia Goldblatt is the new Community Liaison & Marketing Director for Los Alamos Retirement Community (Aspen Ridge Lodge and Sombrillo Nursing Home).
Goldblatt holds a LPCC, MSW, and PhD. in Clinical Counseling and Social Work.
Born and raised in Los Alamos, Goldblatt has an understanding of the health needs of the community and said that she truly values helping the individuals and families she assists.
She has been a medical social worker in many capacities, including posts with Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, the Psychiatric Center at UNM

Y Little League Basketball Registration Ends Oct. 7

on October 6, 2015 - 4:22pm

Coaching Cafe: Time To Rock Anabolically!

on October 6, 2015 - 4:20pm
By LeAnne Parsons
Los Alamos
It is officially “Rocktober” in Los Alamos!
This month take the opportunity to pay special attention to how you are showing up at work, at home, at school, at church - yes, even at the grocery store.
Why? Because it matters. It is time to rock anabolically!
Your coach LeAnne Parsons defines leadership as the ability to inspire and motivate others, as well as yourself, to take life-changing action to create extraordinary results that last.
According to LeAnne’s definition, each and every one of us is a leader.

Theatrical Artist And Designer Holly Haas Brings Her Talents To LALO’s ‘Young Frankenstein'

on October 6, 2015 - 4:16pm
Set Designer Holly Haas at work on the scenery for the Los Alamos Light Opera's 'Young Frankenstein.' Photo by Larry Gibbons


The incredible set design in Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” rivals that of professional theater companies. That’s no surprise given set designer Holly Haas’ career in the business.

A native of Wisconsin, Haas studied at Marquette University until the age 19, when she went to New York City to be in theater.

Los Alamos Retirement Community Announces New Executive Director Stella Terrazas

on October 6, 2015 - 4:13pm
LARC News:
Stella Terrazas is the new executive director of Los Alamos Retirement Community for Sombrillo Nursing Home.
Terrazas was born and raised in Las Cruses where she attended New Mexico State University and earned a BA in Business Administration. She is preparing to take the New Mexico Nursing Home Administration Board Exam.
She has been the past director of Aspen Ridge Lodge and successfully administered the Assisted Living facility for several years.
Terrazas provides great respect and dedication to the Los Alamos Retirement Community with a philosophy of leading with love and care.

Two Great Art Events Oct. 16-18: Part 9

on October 6, 2015 - 4:08pm
'Red Tulip' by Kathi Geoffrion Parker. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Oct. 16-18 is Art Weekend in Los Alamos! Both the 2015 Los Alamos Studio Tour and the Gateway to the Holidays Arts and Crafts Fair will take place that weekend. The Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring artists from both events leading up to the Tour and Fair.

The 2015 Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. There will be an artists' reception 5-6 p.m. Friday, Oct.

Los Alamos Ski Swap At LAMS Oct. 17

on October 6, 2015 - 3:24pm
Scene from 2014 Los Alamos Ski Swap. Courtesy/LASRC
Scene from 2014 Los Alamos Ski Swap. Courtesy/LASRC
Fall is approaching and the time to get ready for the upcoming ski season is upon us. The annual Los Alamos Ski Swap, hosted by the Los Alamos Ski Racing Club is Saturday, Oct. 17.
The ski swap is a decades-long tradition of Los Alamos. It’s unclear exactly what year the first swap was held, but many an “experienced” skier will tell you it’s been going on for at least 30 years.

Kiwanis Autumn Wine Dinner Oct. 24

on October 6, 2015 - 3:02pm



Put on your fedora and step back in time for a culinary treat of food from the 1940’s paired with wines of today.

Be a time-traveler and get your taste buds ready for the annual Kiwanis Autumn Wine Dinner, “Then and Now” 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 Kelly Hall at the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will host a celebration of the foods from the Manhattan Project Era paired with the wines of today, catered by the Blue Window Bistro.

Building on the excitement and enthusiasm of the recent designation as part of The Manhattan

Governor Announces Tourism In 2014 Generates Largest Economic Impact In New Mexico History

on October 6, 2015 - 2:45pm

Gov. Susana Martinez announced today at a press conference in Albuquerque that tourism in 2014 has injected $6.1 billion into New Mexico's economy. Courtesy photo 


ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that tourism in 2014 generated the largest economic impact in state history, injecting $6.1 billion into New Mexico’s economy and supporting nearly 89,000 jobs.

“Tourism plays a critical role in diversifying our state’s economy.

Meatloaf Dinner At American Legion Post 90 Oct. 9

on October 6, 2015 - 2:17pm

AFTNM/ATF Lawsuit Against NMPED Concludes With Motion For Preliminary Injunction Today

on October 6, 2015 - 2:16pm
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation’s District Court lawsuit against the New Mexico Public Education Department concludes today with the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
This lawsuit seeks to provide relief to educators across New Mexico by pausing, and eventually seeking to prevent the use of high-stakes testing in the evaluation of education professionals.
It is the belief of AFTNM and ATF that the current evaluation system, imposed by Public Education Department rule, is unsound, untested, and

Food, Art, Culture All Part Of Jemez Pueblo ‘Open Air Market’ Oct. 10-11

on October 6, 2015 - 2:07pm
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Spectators at the Balloon Fiesta will get an eyeful of colorful scenery and culture at the 13th annual Jemez Pueblo “Open Air Market,”from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Oct. 10 and 11, at the Walatowa Visitor Center near Jemez Springs, just north of Albuquerque along the scenic Jemez Mountain Trail.

Spectators can sit against the backdrop of the beautiful terra cotta colored Jemez Red Rocks and get a taste of Jemez Pueblo culture with a number of traditional food items such as Indian Tacos and fry bread sold by pueblo vendors.
Across the street, vendors from Jemez Pueblo

Los Alamos Teen Center Officially Opens

on October 6, 2015 - 10:56am
Those involved with the creation of the new Los Alamos Teen Center pose moments before County Council Chair Kristin Henderson cuts the ribbon Friday at the Grand Opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
County Council Chair Kristin Henderson delivers a few remarks as JJAB Chair Alan Kirk, YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly, left, and Teen Center Director Sylvan Argos wait their turn to speak. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Teens wait to enter their new Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos High School Humanities Teacher Michelle Holland

Suspect Pleads Guilty To Theft At Los Alamos Historical Museum

on October 6, 2015 - 10:45am

William Ryan Skelton. File photo


William Ryan Skelton turned himself in over the weekend following a news release issued Oct. 1 by Los Alamos police asking the public's assistance to locate him.

Skelton, 30, was suspected of robbing a cash box at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Sept. 25 and damaging property near Bathtub Row in Los Alamos. He faced Judge Pat Casados Monday in Magistrate Court and pleaded guilty to larceny and criminal damage to property.

Judge Casados sentenced Skelton to 90 days in jail, 45 days for larceny and 45 days for criminal damage to property, to run

Smart House Opens To Public Saturday

on October 6, 2015 - 9:54am

The Los Alamos Smart House. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities staff will open the Smart House to the public Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1925-D Trinity Dr. behind the CenturyLink building.

Citizens are welcome to drop in between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

This will be the last opportunity for citizens to view the Smart House and learn its role in the demonstration smart grid project, according to Department officials.

LAHS Girls Golf Team Weathers Storm

on October 6, 2015 - 9:27am

From left, Jennifer Necker, Elizabeth Lockhart, Emily Moulton, Leah Mountain, Coach Jordan Pollard, Sophia Sivils and Maia Menefee. Courtesy photo

Jennifer Necker putting during a brief period of sunshine on Monday. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos High School Girls Golf team successfully weathered the storm in Grants Monday to finish in first place with a team qualifying “leg” for the state tournament in May. 

This is the team’s second of three legs needed to qualify for the state tournament. 

The team traveled to Grants Sunday with hopes of completing a practice round at


Senator Moores and Rep. Steinborn Join APV And SWEC In Calling For Ban On Killing Contests

on October 6, 2015 - 8:42am

APV News:
  • New Mexico should end repulsive killing contests that celebrate killing for killing’s sake ... next coyote killing-contest is Oct. 9-11

LAS CRUCES - Animal Protection Voters (APV) and Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) renew calls for a statewide ban on the cruel and dangerous practice of animal-killing contests.

Contests began last month and will continue throughout the fall of 2015 and into winter of 2016. The next killing contest, which promotes and rewards indiscriminate killing of native wildlife, is set for the weekend of Oct.

LANL's Dee Magnoni New President Elect Of Special Libraries Association

on October 6, 2015 - 8:19am

LANL Research Library Director Dee Magnoni 

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory's Research Library (SRO-RL) Director Dee Magnoni is the new president elect of the Special Libraries Association beginning in January 2016.

She will serve one year as president-elect, followed by a year as president (2017) and a year as past president. Additionally, Magnoni will serve a three-year-term on the association's Board of Directors.

Magnoni became Los Alamos' Research Library director in January 2014. Magnoni is a Fellow of the Special Library Association, where she has served in several